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January 19, 2017
Video explains falsehoods behind tort reform

The tort reform movement often turns to the well-known McDonald’s “hot coffee lawsuit” as an example of what it would claim are frivolous personal injury suits that clog up the courts and make people rich for hurting themselves. This is a harmful myth that turns the public against its own interests. The narrative that the… Read More

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January 2, 2017
Petsmart Pays for Not Reporting Faulty Fishbowls

Between August 2011 and January 2014, Petsmart received at least 19 reports of fish bowls cracking or shattering from normal use. Serious injuries occurred in 12 of these cases, including severe lacerations and torn tendons that required surgery or stitches. Petsmart sold these fish bowls in their stores from March 2010 through September 2013, for… Read More

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December 10, 2016
Wal-Mart found not guilty in spare tire fatality

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury in California decided that Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was not guilty of any wrongdoing in the death of 55-year-old Lancaster resident William Akins. Akins was killed in a July 24, 2012 rollover accident on state Highway 58 when his spare tire failed. According to Akins’ lawyers, Wal-Mart… Read More

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October 17, 2016
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned from U.S. airline flights

South Korea-based Samsung Group’s Galaxy Note 7 devices – which are known to spontaneously combust and catch fire – are now banned from airline flights within, to, and from the United States. In a statement, Samsung said that it has “encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to passengers.” Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were… Read More

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October 1, 2016
Samsung sued because of defective washing machines

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement on Wednesday, September 28 about “safety issues” regarding the electronic component manufacturing company Samsung Electronic Ltd.’s top-loading washing machines. The warning is coming more than a month after lawsuits were filed against the company in August because their machines are liable to explode while in use. The commission… Read More

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August 29, 2016
Arkansas policeman sues Glock after accidentally shooting himself

Cherry Valley Police Department Officer Larry Jones filed a $75,000 personal injury lawsuit against Austrian gunmaker Glock after he accidentally injured himself with a Glock 19C pistol. According to the final scheduling order released during the third week of August, the jury trial for the case will begin on August 21, 2017 in a federal court in… Read More

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August 18, 2016
GM’s Mary Barra speaks on defective ignition switch in deposition

The chief executive officer for Detroit-based automaker General Motors admitted to jurors at a Texas trial last Monday, August 15 that the company was not able to designate a flawed ignition switch as a safety issue. According to an article of Bloomberg Technology, the statements of Mary Barra come in relation to multiple deaths and injuries… Read More

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July 26, 2016
Fireworks Set Fayetteville House on Fire

In the wake of this summer’s Fourth of July festivities, a home of four men burned down on the morning of July 5. The four men are all safe and accounted for, and each received only minor injuries. Unfortunately, the home’s dog died in the fire. At the time of the fire, the four men… Read More

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